Galah

4.4
114 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
A stones throw from Chapel St, Galah is Windsor freshest watering hole. Championing Australian food, cocktails and low-intervention natural wines.

Experiences

  • Sea You Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Curl up in our velvet lined booths and dig into the ultimate mid-week special! $2 Oysters, $15 Steamed Mussel Pots, or $20 Steamed Mussel Pots + a Glass of House Wine
  • Exclusive cocktail experience

    A$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 22 - Oct 31, 2021

    This is a unique opportunity for a select number of customers to experience Galah two weeks before everyone else. We will be opening as a limited capacity cocktail and wine bar (our kitchen will reopen from November 5th), with highly personalised service and an intimate and exclusive vibe. Sittings will be up to 2 hours each with a minimum spend of $50 per person. There is no group maximum but we can only accommodate 60 people for each sitting. It is up to each guest how they wish to spend their $50 and we will be offering our complete drinks menu with a limited selection of pre-purchased food. Please note that all customers must be fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption and the minimum spend is non-refundable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
What 114 people are saying
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Lauren
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place! The staff were lovely and accomodating! Atmosphere was great! Will be back!

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Lauren, we really appreciate it! See you again soon then :)

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Justined
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Music choice was a bit strange for the ambience of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Larissa and the team were so hospitable and so relaxed and accomodating! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing experience at Galah and the cocktails were even better! Staff were amazing and the vibe was electric! Perfect venue for the first day out of lockdown and I’ll definitely be going back! Larissa and the team were so attentive to everyone from the minute the booking was made by following up to the constant check ins whilst we were seated. Some of the best cocktails in Melbourne - highly recommend The Kookaburra, The Pav, The Galah, Mad Max & You’re on the Southside 🍸🍸

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the great words, it is customers and groups like yours that make us love what we do! You have picked some of our best cocktails there, so well played! Hot Tip: next time try the Wattle 'Bout Me!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Cocktails and fabulous team. Welcome back we have missed you.

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the support and we are so glad to be back!!

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Laura
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Don’t book here. Falsely advertising the booking length. Bookings are only for an hour which is a rip off.

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience5

Disappointing. We booked a 2 hour reservation but the venue enforced a 1 hour maximum reservation. Apparently it is “in the fine print” and they “can’t change the default 2 hours on Open Table”. Very poorly communicated and unreasonable. Everyone else at the venue was under the same impression that their booking was 2 hours not 1. Considering the minimum spend was $50 and no food was available it’s a pretty unacceptable approach.

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MandyT
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately the booking was placed for 2 hours however staff said to all the guests we were only allowed to be seated for 1 hour. It sadly made us feel very stressed for time and no food was served at all. The venue is stunning though and I look forward to returning once restrictions are lifted.

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Apologies for any confusion Mandy. The booking terms for our opening weekend were made clear on our social media channels and via a pop-up window that you had to click and acknowledge upon booking, but we appreciate that there may have still been some confusion, so we decided to call each guest the following day to remind them of our current capacity restrictions and booking times. We are always looking to improve and look forward to having you back in future once restrictions are lifted!

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever eaten in my life. Amazing customer service, which I find is pretty hard to receive these days!

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Michelle! We really appreciate the kind words and we try our hardest to provide exceptional service so it's nice when it's appreciated. Hope to see you again sometime!

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails great service and best vibes

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the nice words :)

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GaryCampbell
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and good vibe in the place. Was very busy

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Gary! Hopefully see you again sometime.

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Micky
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite boozery never disappoints! What a vibe

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Micky! Love your work mate!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible space, very NY Loft vibes. The cocktails are delicious and the waitstaff are lovely.

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for the nice words :)

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Judy
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place especially when you love oysters! The Pav cocktail is the bomb

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Judy! Appreciate the nice words.

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Cece
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Drinks are fabulous! Prices were standard/pricer side. The service is always disappointing and slow which is a real pity. I have waited up to 40 minutes for a drink here (on several occasions). Not a 'pre-drink' place as you will be late for your dinner reservations!

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Cece, glad you like the drinks and appreciate your positive rating despite slow service from the sounds of it. Staffing shortages have obviously been a real problem for many venues during COVID, but that does sound excessive. We appreciate your feedback and we are always aiming to improve. Hope to see you again sometime!

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Siena
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious cocktails (recommend ‘the pav’ and ‘you’re on the south side’). Oysters were fresh and flavorful and mixed cheese and charcuterie board had a nice range of meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables and crackers. Venue was quite loud but not off putting. The dj added nicely to the vibe.

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Siena. How good is The Pav! It was great to host you guys and we look forward to having you back :)

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vipandreaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue for catching up with friends. Lovely vibe and unexpectedly inviting for a venue on top of a garage!!

Galah
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Andrea! We're glad you liked it, we're quite fond of it too :) Look forward to welcoming you again sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Upon arriving a little early for our booking, the hostess rudely asked us to leave until the booking began. She was quite cold towards us. Did not make us feel welcome at all.
We ordered a few small plates - food was extremely average, at best.
Wouldn’t return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We walked in for an 8pm booking and the table was not ready yet.
We were seated and not offered a drink for at least 10 minutes.
We could not even hear ourselves talk - the music was so loud even for 8.15 pm???

After finishing food and a bottle of wine and about to order some cocktails, a waitress came over and rudely said ‘you have 10 minutes to leave - we need your table’
We abruptly got up as felt so uncomfortable and paid and left as quickly as we could. We were not told that this was the case until we actually were forced to leave. It doesn’t make sense as we were going to spend more money and they didn’t care. They were very dismissive and not personable the entire night and very slow with service. Would not recommend or dine here again. This happened with the service last time but I dismissed it thinking was just an off night. However now that I’ve experienced it twice will definitely not consider again.

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LittlePen
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

I love this place, but 8 of us went there for dinner for a special occasion, the service was so bad, really slow...we ended up not having enough time to eat with the 2 hour time slot. We asked for food menu's and the waitress bought one over for all 8 of us to share, then never came back to get our food order. So we left and went to St Luja for dinner instead. The drink service was also really slow.

I still think its a great place, but just too slow.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food and cocktails are really good but the service is appalling! I’ve been to Galah twice recently and the same lady has been on the door and both times I have never felt more unwelcome. We arrived 4 minutes too early for our booking and were greeted with a glare and told the table wasn’t ready yet and we would have to wait downstairs. This is understandable but it’s the way it was delivered that wasn’t okay. It also took them a very very long time to take our order. If this had happened once I’d let it go, but after the second horrible experience with the same person I think something needs to be said. I won’t be going back to Galah anytime soon or recommending it to anyone.

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YoshiA
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends or that perfect date night spot. Good range of cocktails and friendly staff. Only issue we had was no extended drinks list, beautiful range on show but no pricing/info. But the staff were very quick to assist and give recommendations.

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vipSarahC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Not COVID safe at all. It was packed and barely any staff wearing masks or had them below their chins!! Not impressed. Cocktail was very weak as well. Used to love this place now not so sure.

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BettinaR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service was very slow & we had to go to the bar to order drinks & food as waitresses weren’t coming to our table. Still love the venue & will be back as Jazz band, cocktails & ambience great.

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AnnaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, great vibe, staff friendly and helpful but delivery of drinks was super slow.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Thanks for having us! Had a great time at Galah cocktails were great

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AEG12
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It was lovely, service was a little slow but they were busy so very understandable but took 30 minutes to get two glasses of wine.

Will be going again though! Drinks were lovely and ambiance was very nice!

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EllenW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Poor service, not enough staff, struggled to get their attention and rude when we could.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great cocktails and nice food but seemed very understaffed.
Overall good if you aren’t in a rush to be served.

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KylieL
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing cocktails! Great ambience! Highly recommended for a drink or two. Would also make a great date location!

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MelissaK
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible! We were seated in the entrance for the first hour which was freezing and extremely unenjoyable. Then they moved us because I complained after they reshuffled the entire venue for functions. Who does Venue changeover in the middle of service??! The service was terrible, the host didn’t tell us if we were meant to order at the bar or table service, we were ignored by everyone for 15min so my partner finally got up and ordered at the bar.
The “manager” arrived shortly after and turned up all the lights, why??! The same song was on repeat because the DJ left the booth but it didn’t get any better when he returned. The venue doesn’t know what it wants to be.. some funky 90’s rnb would have suited the crowd over minimal deep house especially at 7pm!
We were considering booking for venue exclusively for my partners Birthday but definitely not after that experience.

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EllaD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cosy place, great vibe and great cocktails. Good for a date :)

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JessM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I visited Galah with 9 other friends for my 21+1 birthday as I missed my 21st last year due to Covid. As we were the first booking, I assumed we would be served first but as more people walked in our order got pushed further behind. We ended up waiting 45 minutes for our drinks and only had a 2 hour booking so we all had time for only 1 drink each. The lady who served us was quite rude, I understand she was low on staff but I don’t think we were looked after at all and felt quite put out.

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CalebS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and music. Lovely little club hidden in Prahan

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

We did not eat. So can not evaluate that.
The table service was very slow. We had to get up twice to ask for orders. Waitress seemed a little disinterested.
For a chilled Sunday night the music was very loud, especially as the room was far less than half full.

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AdrianaM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Great atmosphere and space, but I have been twice and both times waited over 40 minutes for a round of cocktails, to be met with justifications from the waitress. They did give us a round of shots to make up for it but it really killed the vibe and in the time they made the shots surely they could just have made our ordered drinks more of a priority.

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Nicb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing early dinner here Saturday. Among the best kangaroo we've ever had. Drinks delish, service a tad haphazard but very friendly.

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Miazz
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have never had a man be so straight up rude to my face.
Was really bazar. I really didn’t do anything wrong. Apparently I didn’t say “thank you” “ enthusiastically” enough...
Saying this. It is a loud venue and I have a soft voice, I do always make the effort to at least smile at who ever is waiting on my table.

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BridgetK
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for socialising love the vibe had my birthday celebrations here the staff were the best love their food and wine

Galah
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thanks Bridget! Glad you had a great birthday and thanks for choosing Galah :)

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Dhini
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service. Wonderful ambience. However I found the noise level too high

FAQs

Galah offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9521 5325.

Galah is rated 4.4 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.